Monday, November 26, 2012

Classes & Events This Week.

We still have a some open spots in a couple of our classes and events scheduled for this week!

We are offering our Calendar Class tomorrow (Tues) from 10am-12pm and also on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm. Join us to make your own custom photo calendar for yourself - or as a gift! More information on the Calendar Class can be found HERE.

If you've taken Heather's Basic Copic Class before and want to learn even more about using the Copic Markers - you can join her on Tuesday evening from 6-8pm for the second class "Coloring with Copics" - plus you get to make three adorable cards!

We also have spots available in our All Day Scrap scheduled for Saturday, Dec 1st. Join us for a day to work on your current projects, layouts, December albums, or Christmas gifts you may be working on.

Please call or stop in to register for any class or event.
We hope to see you soon!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us at Crafts Direct!!
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be opening at 6:00 am on Friday with some GREAT day after Thanksgiving sales, coupons, and special promotions!
You can view our After Thanksgiving Sale ad HERE.
Also we do have extended hours on both Friday and Saturday:
Friday we are open from 6am-9pm
and Saturday from 9am-9pm.
Have a wonderful Holiday...and we will see you on Friday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New in Fabrics.

Today I also wanted to share a few new items from our Fabrics Department. The first item is also included in our Day After Thanksgiving ad for the amazing price of $18.88!!

These items would also be great gift ideas if you have a quilter, knitter, or sewer on your list!!

First up, the Loom Kit by Martha Stewart Crafts. A great kit - especially for a beginner and again a great price on this item on Friday!

We also have a bunch of new place mat patterns and the forms for them:

We have a few new patterns from Skip Stone - including a fun little robot and (a very cute!) Guinea Pig Tooth Pillow:

We have a few new supplies and tools that would be a perfect for someone who has everything - a needle sharpening pad will always come in handy, this new spring action shears makes cutting even easier, and of course you can never have too many straight pins (these also come with a built in pin cushion on the lid!):

And finally, we also now have a Wedding Ring Quilt template - anyone that has made a wedding ring quilt knows how helpful a template like this would be!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SNEAK PEEK: Day After Thanksgiving One Day SALE!!

In case you didn't see this on our Facebook page, I wanted to share the sneak peak of our Day After Thanksgiving One Day Sale ad here as well. You can view the entire ad on our website by clicking HERE.

Happy Shopping!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Geo & Deco Mesh Trees.

One of our most popular Christmas projects in the past has been our  Geomesh Tree project. This is such a fun craft, that is easy to complete and would be a welcome decoration to any little space in your home or office. A project sheet with detailed instructions on how to make your own can be found HERE.

In addition to the Geomesh Tree, our seasonal department has created a new tree sample using Deco Mesh, following instructions from the idea book shown below. The book contains instructions for 8 different Deco Mesh projects and is only $1. 

Here is a photo of the tree sample, which is also on display on the front endcap of aisle 5 in our Seasonal Department.

So if you need a new tree project, or want to give both a try stop in and visit us soon. These would also make a great gift!!

Pictures with Santa.


 A huge thank you today to everyone who stopped in to Crafts Direct on Saturday to visit with Santa and have your picture taken! We were able to raise $144 for Toys for Tots through this event and of course put smiles (and ok maybe a couple of tears for the little ones) on many kids faces as well!

And thank you to Santa for spending a day during his busy time of year with us too.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Small Business Saturday.

Here at Crafts Direct we are getting ready (and excited for!) Small Business Saturday next weekend!

Of course anyone can come shop with us and support local small businesses - but if you are an American Express card holder - you can also sign up for an added promotion that American Express is offering!

American Express is offering a $25 statement credit for a qualifying $25 purchase on Small Business Saturday.

Card members must enroll an eligible American Express Card prior to shopping and there are a limited number of enrollments.

Enrollment opens on Sunday, November 18th, and will continue through November 24th, unless the enrollment limit is reached sooner. SO ENROLL EARLY!
To enroll (and find more information about the promotion through American Express) click here:
Thanks for supporting and shopping small and local businesses!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Karma Bags.

Our Gifts Department wanted to share with you these fun new messenger bags and backpacks we have available in our Inspirational Room at the front of the store. They come in a variety of themes (Animal, Flower and Peace Signs) - and obviously in bright, fun color combinations! Come check them out which the selection is good!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tree Display Rooms.

In addition to the Christmas items in the aisles of our Seasonal Department they also came up with and decorated five different Christmas Trees, each following a different theme.

You can find these trees in the various display rooms at the front of the store by aisles 5-8.  Of course all the components are sold separately, but I love the look of all the coordinating pieces together on one tree!

Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Our seasonal Department has been busy lately getting ready for Christmas! As you can see - we are certainly set to go - and ready to help you with all of your holiday decorating and gift giving!!

Bamboo Cutting Boards.

I posted this on Facebook as well, but also wanted to share the photos here. One of my favorite gift ideas this year are these Bamboo cutting boards with the addition of the vinyl sayings. Very easy to create - and would be great paired with a dish towel, serving bowl, dip chiller, or Wind & Willow mix. You can find them on a front endcap in our Seasonal Department.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Geomesh Wreath Class.

After the huge response we got to our first weekend of Geomesh Wreath classes at the beginning of the month - we decided to offer the class again! We have three different class times available this weekend - Friday from 6-8pm, and Saturday from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm.

A little bit about the class:
Make your own unique wreath, using a popular product called Geo Mesh. Susie will walk you through the steps of creating your very own wreath!! The cost of the class is $15 and pre-registration is required (please call or stop in to register). More information on the class can be found HERE

Also check out our Facebook album with photos of the wreaths that were created at the last two classes HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Calendar Class.

I'm very excited to tell you all about Calendar Class we will be offering later this month! For only $20 you will get everything you need to create one of these custom photo calendars - using coordinating pattern paper, cardstock and stickers from American Crafts. This would be a great project to create for yourself - and would also be a great handmade gift to give grandparents, a spouse, aunts, uncles, or really anyone on your Christmas list!

What makes this project even better - is that once the year is over, each layout can be easily removed from the calendar binding and placed into a 8x8 album to be enjoyed for years to come.

We will be offering the class twice - once as a daytime class (November 27th from 10am-12pm) and also as an evening class (November 28th from 6-8pm). If you would like to join us to create a calendar of your own please call or stop in to register.

You can also find more information about the class HERE.

New in Gifts.

Today I have some more new items from our Gifts Department to share with you!!

We have a lot of new items, and also some great sale prices this week too. Plus they would all be great gift ideas as you start to look ahead at your holiday shopping list!

First, we have a huge selections (and variety) of cookbooks:

We also have these new journal/inspirational books:

On sale this week, we have a selection of new recipe binders, boxes and cards available:

We have over 35+ prints from Mill Work - now on display by our Gifts Counter at the front of the store - these prints are also all on sale this week:

And last, but not least, we have new scarf styles, designs, and colors - plus new scarf jewelry as well!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Holiday Open House!

Once again we are preparing for a big weekend here at Crafts Direct, as we host our Holiday Open House Event tomorrow!!

On Saturday we have the following events/specials:

-We will have FREE Treats & Cider in the morning
-We will have FREE Ornament Personalization available
-We will be offering the following four FREE Make & Take Projects:

From 10am-Noon join us to make the Snowman Gumball Tube and the Holiday Notebook.

Then from 1pm-3pm we will be making the Snowflake Joy Card and the Winter Glass Ornament.

From 1-3pm we will also be offering samples of the following Wind & Willow Soup Mixes in our Kitchen Display Room at the front of the store.


Finally, we will also have extended hours this weekend. 
Friday and Saturday we will be open from 9am-9pm
and Sunday from 10am-7pm.

You can also check out our weekly ad with some great sale items for the weekend HERE

We sure hope you can make it to take part in all the fun!!